In our Supermarket “Switch this for That” series, today we are looking at Additive Free Peanut Butter.


Roasted Peanuts (85%), Vegetable Oils (Contains Antioxidant (320)), Sugar, Salt.


Just Roasted Peanuts (99.3%) & Salt.

What is the main difference between these two peanut butters?

There is one little ingredient that makes a HUGE difference!

In the Vegetable oil is the Antioxidant 320.

What is Antioxidant 320?

Antioxidant 320 is Butylated hydroxyanisole.

This ingredient is banned in some countries.

This ingredient is PETROLEUM derived.

Why is Antioxidant 320 used?

Most people when they see the word ‘Antioxidant” think it is a good ingredient.  It is a little misleading! This antioxidant is synthetic.

It is used to prevent oils and fats going rancid.

What are the potential effects of Antioxidant 320?

The potential effects* of this one additive is huge:

  • Asthma
  • Hives
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia* Sourced from Chemical Maze

It is so easy to make this one simple switch!

Reward the manufacturers that are doing the right thing! Manufacturers that are using real food ingredients.  Manufacturers that are putting health before health!

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